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Event Notification Report for February 4, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/01/2002 - 02/04/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38666  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38666       |
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| FACILITY: VOGTLE                   REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/02/2002|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  GA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 04:47[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/02/2002|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        02:42[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  STEVE DOUGLAS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/02/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  LEIGH TROCINE                +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |MIKE ERNSTES         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AESF 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A)  VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUAT|                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE  
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|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR START FOR UNKNOWN REASONS         
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| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from the licensee:   |
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| "Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Unit 1 experienced an emergency start of   |
| the 1A emergency diesel generator at 0242 on 02/02/2002.  The diesel         |
| generator emergency started without a safety injection or [loss of offsite   |
| power (LOSP)] signal present.  Operators attempted to reset the emergency    |
| start signal without success.  The diesel started and ran unloaded for       |
| approximately 1 hour and then was emergency stopped by control room          |
| operators and declared inoperable.  An investigation for the cause for the   |
| start is underway at this time."                                             |
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| The licensee stated that there were no maintenance or surveillance           |
| activities ongoing at the time of the event.  The licensee also stated that  |
| there was no one present in the emergency diesel generator room at the time  |
| of the event.                                                                |
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| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.                            |
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